Definition of lenitas
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LNS
lēnitās, lēnitātis
1. lenis, lenis
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. softness, smoothness, gentleness, mildness
  2. mildness, gentleness, tenderness, lenity
Abbreviations
lēnitas, ātis, f. 1. lenis, softness, smoothness, gentleness, mildness. Lit.: vini, opp. asperitas, Plin. 14, 19, 24, § 120: lini, id. 13, 12, 26, § 82: Arar in Rhodanum influit incredibili lenitate, slowness, Caes. B. G. 1, 12: vocis, mildness, Cic. de Or. 2, 43, 182: smaragdi viridis lenitas, delicate green, Plin. 37, 5, 16, § 63.

— Trop. In gen., mildness, gentleness, tenderness, lenity: non est jam lenitati locus, severitatem res ipsa flagitat, Cic. Cat. 2, 4, 6: dare se ad lenitatem, id. Fam. 13, 1, 4: animi, with mollitia, id. Sull. 6, 18: animadvertendi, id. Part. Or. 22, 78: legum, id. Rab. Perd. 3, 10: remissa nimis lenitate uti, Gell. 11, 18, 6.

— In partic., of speech: elaborant alii in lenitate et aequabilitate, et puro quasi quodam et candido genere dicendi, Cic. Or. 16, 53: lenitas ejus sine nervis perspici potest, id. Brut. 48, 177: genus orationis cum lenitate quadam aequabili profluens, id. de Or. 2, 15, 64.
 
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